MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Military Appreciation Days kicked off Sunday in myrtle beach, people celebrated with a concert at the Base Recreation Center.
The city will honor military members all month, including the military appreciation days parade at the end of the month.
This year’s grand marshall will be army veteran and dancing with the stars alum Noah Galloway.
The parade returns to the former Myrtle Beach Air Force base, which is now home to the Market Common.
“You don’t think about it but we were a military town for about 50 years and have a higher number of veterans that live here in Horry County than most places in the country; so we’ve got a very strong military family here and we’re very thankful to have those who chose to live and come back to Myrtle Beach.
The deadline to sign up is May 13th if you want to be in this year’s military appreciation days parade.
Other events planned include:
Horry County JROTC Drill Meet – 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, Pelicans Stadium
Military Appreciation Dinner Dance – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, The Landmark
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game honoring military veterans – 7:05 p.m. (gates open at 5:00 p.m.),
Saturday, May 21, TicketReturn.Com Field
M.O.A.A. Grand Strand Golf Tournament – 12:00 p.m. registration and lunch; 2:00 p.m. shotgun start – Thursday, May 26, Heritage Golf Course
Military Appreciation Days Parade – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, Farrow Parkway, The Market Common
Family Picnic, Noah Galloway, Music, Exhibits and more – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, Grand Park, The Market Common
Memorial Day Veterans March, Ocean Boulevard – 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 30, Ocean Boulevard, from 16th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North
Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony – 11:00 a.m., Monday May 30, Plaza, Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Memorial Day Tribute Film – 1:00 p.m., Monday May 30, Grand 14 Cinemas, The Market Common